History Educators To Meet At U.Va. March 11
23, 2000 -- "New Perspectives in Teaching History"
is the theme of a daylong conference of historians at the University
of Virginia on Saturday, March 11. The annual conference of the
Virginia Council for History Education, whose goal is to enhance
the teaching of history in schools and colleges, will draw teachers
from around the state. It will be held in Ruffner Hall beginning
with registration from 8:15-9 a.m. in the lobby.
Leuchtenburg, the Kenan Professor of American History at the University
of North Carolina and former president of both the American Historical
Association and the Organization of American Historians, will open
the conference with an address on "The American Presidency
from McKinley to Clinton."
a subsequent session two social science supervisors -- Loretta Hannum
from Williamsburg-James City County schools and Rebecca Hayes from
Fauquier County schools -- will review the development of Virginias
"Standards of Learning" and the implications for what teachers do
in their classrooms.
sessions will focus on such topics as the uses of digital history
in the classroom; new research on the Virginia frontier; and the
Reconstruction era following the Civil War.
conference is free and open to the public.
further information, contact the conference organizer, Robert D.
Cross, U.Va. professor of history emeritus, at (804) 977-4708 or
Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856